WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!

 

tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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st-andrews COME AND VISIT
We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330
Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org
Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org
Office Fax:
1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. ANDREW’S
  A BUSY FALL AT ST. ANDREWS!!
Here at St Andrew’s Church we are looking forward to the great beauty of the coming months and for the special grace that comes from living together in our community of faith—so join us in many things—and make it a point to be with us each week to break bread together!

OUR WHITE ELEPHANT SALE IS NEXT SATURDAY-OCTOBER 11th 9am – Noon!  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please bring in your white elephants and place them INSIDE THE PARISH HOUSE DOOR ACROSS THE STREET.

Please donate:  gently used clothing of all sizes, including coats, linens and towels, non-electric house wares, electric household appliances that work, furniture, holiday decorations, complete and clean games, toys, and puzzles, household linens and jewelry.   Please DO NOT donate:  electronics, computers and their components, lamps and appliances that do not work, art supplies, books, stuffed animals, shoes, luggage, belts, lingerie and underwear.

Want to help out?   Please call Cindy Flanders and let her know:  939-9375, OR SIGN UP ON THE LIST OF VOLUNTEER MINISTERS IN THE PARISH HALL—WE NEED YOU—AND IT’S FUN!!

 

OUR ADULT BIBLE STUDY meets every Tuesday morning at 8:22 am over in the Parish Hall.  This past week we had an awesome conversation!  Come share a cup of coffee and some thoughts with us!

 

HAVE SOMEONE SPECIAL YOU’D LIKE US ALL TO PRAY FOR?   Our Sunday Prayer List is just the thing!  If you can get here a few minutes before worship, we leave the prayer list out on the table for everyone to add their own names—so just go for it! AND—we’ll be praying for all those on the list at every worship during the following weekdays.

 

GO TAKE A LONG WALK…to help out our hungry neighbors!  St Andrew’s Church is proud once again to join many others on the island in the annual CROP Walk for Hunger, and you can help in two ways:  go find Sandy and / or Wesley Mott (usually at the 10:00 am service), and let them know you’d like to donate a few bucks, or walk with them and ask some others to donate a few bucks.  (If it’s easier, you can email Sandy and Wesley directly at mott67@icloud.com, or just let Father Chip know what you’d like to do.)   Either way, support the effort and join the throngs of faithful on Sunday afternoon, October  19, and take a delightful, long walk together!  Registration begins that day at St Augustine’s Church, Vineyard Haven, at 1:20 pm.  And get your friends involved for a whale of a time!

 

WE COULD SURE USE A COUPLE OR THREE COFFEE HOUR HOSTS to get on our rotating schedule—it‘s a wonderful ministry to host an after-party following our Sunday celebrations! Please see Cindy Flanders after worship, or call her at 939-9375, or email her at caflan1257@aol.com. Great ministry—give it a go!

 

THIS IS THE MV NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENTION’S 120TH YEAR of monthly get-togethers at our island places of worship to hear speakers, join in some prayer and song, and share a sack lunch together. NEXT ONE IS THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT 11:00 am AT GRACE CHURCH, VINEYARD HAVEN.  Come share a lunchtime with us!  Speaker: Greg Mayhew.  Topic:  “Fish Tales.”

Mission to El Maizal 2014

Hit this link and visit YouTube for a wonderful slide show of the Mission Group’s visit to El Maizal, El Salvador, this past June!!

SEE SOME GREAT PHOTOS!  USE THE ABOUT US TAB ABOVE/LIFE AT ST. ANDREWS.

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       Church Office Hours:

  • Heather Anne Slayton, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—3:00 pm.

  • Father Chip Seadale:  Monday 9—11 am and Wednesday 2—4 pm (and available by appointment). 

  • Please note that Heather Anne is not in the office Saturday through Monday, and Father Chip is not in the office Friday and Saturday. 

  • Father Chip can always be reached in emergencies on his cell at 774-563-9716.


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  “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:       Bonnie Deitz and Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Sandra Mott

Members at Large:  

Adam Wilson, Claudia Metell, Dean Gifford, Paul Anastacio, Suzanne Alberich and Pam Monterosso